What is 7-Keto DHEA
7-Keto DHEA (3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone) is a non-hormonal, naturally occurring metabolite of DHEA. 
7-Keto DHEA Benefits
7-Keto DHEA has been shown to supplement resting metabolic rate, which can assist in promoting healthy body composition in combination with a proper diet and workout regimen. 
One study found that the resting metabolic rate was increased by 1.4%.  This is particularly helpful during dieting because the bodyâ€™s metabolic rate is inclined to go down since less food is being consumed.
7-Keto DHEA is a non-stimulant, which also makes it a good choice for supplementing resting metabolic rate as an alternative to caffeine. Since 7-Keto DHEA is a non-stimulant, the metabolic effects of caffeine can be had without the jitters.*
Research suggests that 7-Keto DHEA may also increase thermogenic enzymes, promoting natural thermogenesis.*  Thermogenesis is the production of heat, especially as it relates to the human body. This process burns calories and can help to achieve desirable body composition.*
7-Keto DHEA vs. DHEA
7-Keto DHEA is a metabolite of its parent DHEA, meaning that it is a product of DHEA that has been metabolized. When the androgenic and estrogenic effects of DHEA are undesirable, 7-Keto DHEA can be used in its place. 
7-Keto DHEA Dosage
Recommended daily dosage is 200-400mg, split between two 100-200mg doses.